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German goal-line technology manufacturer wins World Cup bid

A German manufacturer has been handed an opportunity to provide goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

GoalControl technology will be used at the Confederations Cup in Brazil this year, and will be used at the World Cup if its performance reaches the required standards at the Confederations Cup.

British-based Hawk-Eye was one of four organisations that bid for the right to have their technology used.

FIFA said in a statement: "The final decision was based on criteria relating more specifically to the tournaments in Brazil, including the company's ability to adapt to local conditions and the compatibility of each GLT system."

FIFA's president, Sepp Blatter, has been keen goal-line technology to be introduced, after a Frank Lampard goal was ruled out in England's 4-1 defeat by Germany in the 2010 World Cup - with the ball clearly over the line.

The FA and Premier League are also in talks with GoalControl and Hawk-Eye, as well as Goalref and CAIROS, the two other companies who FIFA were considering.

A decision as to who will win the contract to provide a goal-line system for all 20 Premier League grounds and Wembley could be made this month.

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